abstract paintings and sculptures by Lisa Brugger

“Textural 3-D paintings that capture the viewer by jumping and sweeping straight off the canvas in synergistic overtures of visual delight.”


To capture this feeling in my paintings, I meditate prior to beginning and listen only to inspirational music & motivational speakers from materials to completion.  I painted this series on hand made large scale canvases.  The size of the canvas alone has you stand back and look.  I then place uplifting words on the canvas before beginning each painting that correlate to the colors and images that I am painting.


I am a painter as well as a sculptor and love to mix the two mediums together.  To get the 3-dimensional effect desired, I use thick resins on the canvas, an extremely thick mixture of texture gels and anything else that comes to mind mixed with deep rich colors of mixed acrylic painted flat. This concoction together with gravity, my hands, spatulas and any other tools I may think of, gives the dramatic rough peak look of the pieces.  As paint is added to the canvases in vivid shapes, I combine pieces of glass and mirror, metal and wire sometimes wood, found objects or natural stones specifically put together for each piece giving it a very distinctive and unique look that also ties to the imagery and intent.


The world is a combination of optimistic and pessimistic views filled with intensity and power.  To show that integration in my art, I use the difference between the texture and the flat surfaces of the canvas to make large swirls and shapes of positive and negative.  


Seeing something different in the world around you depending on how you feel at a given moment is paralleled in my art by the intensity of the colors between the flat and textured areas and the inserted objects.  It draws you deeper into each piece, wondering what you may find next just as each new day you will find something new depending on your outlook.    

   
I find myself still going up to a piece and wanting to touch it, to feel the energy created in the form of art.  My objective in this series and creating art in general is to give you something positive, unique and unusual each time you look at each of my pieces.  Concluding, the Growth Series is a combination of what I see in the world and what the world has to offer depending on how you look at it.

growth series


 


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©2011 Lisa Brugger Radiant Brilliance - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 48 each

Radiant Brilliance
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
2@48"x48"


©2011 Lisa Brugger Exhilaration - Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media 48 X 60 each

Exhilaration
Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media
48"x60"


©2007 Lisa Brugger Evolution - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 60
©2007 Lisa Brugger Green Peace - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 60

Evolution
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
48"x60"

Green Peace
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
48"x60"


©2008 Lisa Brugger Serenity - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 60
©2008 Lisa Brugger Serenity2 - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 60

Serenity
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
48"x60"

Serenity 2
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
48"x60"


©2008 Lisa Brugger Depths of Blu - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 18X24
©2008 Lisa Brugger Passion - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 60

Depths of Blu
Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas
18"x24"

Passion
Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas
48"x48"


©2008 Lisa Brugger Upward Flow - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 24X30

Upward Flow
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
24" x 30"

©2007 Lisa Brugger Karmic Swirl - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 48 each

Karmic Spiral
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
2@48"x48"


©2008 Lisa Brugger Mystic Swirl - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas 48 X 48 each

Mystic Swirl
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
2@48"x48"


©2010 Lisa Brugger Prosperity Blu - Acrylic with Mix Media on Canvas -Triptych 36 X 108

Prosperity Blu
Acrylic w/mix media on Canvas
(Triptych)
3@36"x36"